Going to War
'Going to War' is the first in a series of
exhibitions depicting the Queensland home front experience through the records
of the Queensland Government. Stop by to see it in our foyer at Runcorn.
Many of the records in the exhibition are in our 'On the Home Front' online exhibition, and you can enjoy readings of telegrams and letters from the exhibition on our YouTube channel.
Image of the week
Railways Act 1914
On 17 December 1914, four months after the outbreak of the First World War, the Railways Act 1914 was passed. 1914 also saw the opening of the rail line from Townsville to Kurukan, a distance of about 37 kilometres. Queensland Rail's network now consists of over 7000 kilometres of track and the Tilt Train service, running between Brisbane and Rockhampton, is currently the fastest train in Australia.
Engine House at the Ipswich Railway Workshops, c 1900
Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 3061
Keeping records together
The QSA Government Recordkeeping team have been
looking at how we do things and how we can make it easier for public
authorities to manage their public records. We’re working with our clients to
make sure we are ‘Keeping records together’.
Award for QSA
Some great news for Queensland State Archives. Our ‘Toolkit for Managing Public Records When Decommissioning ICT Systems’ has won an Australian Society of Archivists' publications award!
The Toolkit took out Category 1A for making the greatest contribution to the archives profession in Australia written by or on behalf of a corporate body. The award was collected by our Director of Digital Archives and Government Recordkeeping, Adrian Cunningham, pictured here collecting the award in Christchurch, NZ.
Congrats to all involved!